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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·val, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rivaled or Rivalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Rivaling or Rivalling.]
 1. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
 2. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
    To rival thunder in its rapid course.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rival
      n : the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his
          rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was
          doing" [syn: challenger, competitor, competition, contender]
      v 1: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton
           for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch
           that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition
           only matches that of her parents" [syn: equal, touch,
            match]
      2: be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling
         for first place in the race"
      [also: rivalling, rivalled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rivalled
      See rival